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Old 08-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #15
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Errr... If the wheel doesn't drop down when you raise the trailer by the frame you may have other, more serious problems, namely, no suspension travel.

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Old 08-17-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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Have to pick the side of the trailer up high enough to let the tire drop lower. Might have to put some pry force on the arm behind the wheel to push it down if the wheel won't drop from it's own weight. When my axle was replace the shop said the could pry the torsion arm down with a big (12 inch) screw driver because it was so worn.

Typical problem when the axle suspension is really worn and the tire is sitting too high in the wheel well. Trailer rides low and tire is hard to get out of the wheel well.

Really important to have solid jack stands supporting the frame if trying to pry the torsion arm down or even just struggle with pulling the tire down far enough to clear the wheel well.

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #17
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Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like there might also be tread cupping. Can you take a picture of the tire from a little further back showing the sides and as much tread as possible?
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #18
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Because of the still apparent "Nibs", it looks like that is a very low mileage tire that has aged out. With the center bulging out from the casing cracks it's no surprise that the tire looks like the edges may have uneven wear.

My take: Age: 8+ years, Wear: Less than 2000 miles

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